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USA Today on Obama's Book List: 'Smart' Choices Display His 'Exquisite Taste'

USA Today reporter Richard Wolf's Tuesday news story on President Barack Obama's vacation book reading list flattered Obama for his "smart" and "exquisite" choice in the five books the White House ...

On NBC, PBS Star Faults Obama for Moderation, Denounces Town Hall 'Hate'

On Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC matched Joe Scarborough on the right with PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley on the left. Smiley declared President Obama was too moderate, and the town hall meetings ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Pleads With McCain to Denounce Death Panel Claims

During an interview with John McCain on Sunday's This Week, George Stephanopoulos practically begged with the Arizona senator to repudiate "death panel" claims by former Governor Sarah Palin. ...

Satire Goes Over Chris Matthews' Head

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, ridiculed Republican Congressman Wally Herger, for calling a townhaller a "Great American," because the questioner described himself as a "right wing ...

Couric Marvels at Obama's New 'Wee Wee'd' Term; Obama's Book List Impresses Williams

Much of the media spent the last eight years ridiculing President Bush's verbal communication and lack of reading skills, but Monday night, CBS and NBC used President Barack Obama's first full day ...

On Today: Obamas Arrive in Martha's Vineyard and the Children Sing!

NBC's Ron Allen, on Monday's Today show, highlighted how the residents on Martha's Vineyard are in a tizzy about the First Family vacationing there as he gushed: "On the small island off the coast ...

ABC's Chris Cuomo Sneers at RNC's Steele That 'Death Panel' Lingo Is Left Out of His New Op-Ed

ABC News anchor Chris Cuomo conducted a hostile interview of RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Monday's Good Morning America. Noting Steele hadn't used the term "death panel," Cuomo asked if it was ...

Still Yearning for Kerry in 'Funny People' Movie

Some in Hollywood, it seems, just can't let go of past political hopes ' or at least want to use their films to continue pushing their political preferences. In Funny People, the new movie from ...

ABC Manages to Find 'Glass Half Full' for Obama on Health as His Polls Fall

ABC on Friday night made clear how President Obama is losing favor on health, but Kate Snow still saw a "glass half full" view: "It's not all bad news for the President...if you look at the glass ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Dick Morris Anti-Obama Book 'Alarmist,' 'Screams At You'

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez interviewed commentator Dick Morris about his latest book critical of the Obama administration, Catastrophe. After reading the book's full ...
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